• ABEC Events & Programs Overview

  • ABEC accomplishes much of its work through its events and programs, with the help of its members.  Some events are open to the general public while others are for members only.  Member organizations receive reduced registration fees for many of the ABEC events.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for each event.


    ABEC sponsored events include:


    Annual ConferenceABEC’s marquee event, which convenes local business and education leaders to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing business and education today, by hearing from distinguished experts in their respective fields.

    Arizona Higher Performing Schools Recognition EventAs part of a new initiative, this event recognizes the higher performing schools in the state whose students are on the ramp to career and college readiness.

    Business-Education Partnership SymposiumA one day event that promotes effective partnerships that improves student achievement and recognizes “best practices” in business-education partnerships.

    Crash CoursesFocused two-hour sessions in the areas of school finance, student achievement, educator effectiveness, and accountability and assessments in Arizona’s public K-12 schools with the goal of educating about the issues.

    Golf TournamentA non-competitive, scramble-format tournament that provides a venue for businesses to network with school administrators and elected officials.

    Legislative Connection(members-only) An event for members to meet with State legislators and learn about each other’s education policy agendas.

    Shadow the SuperEach fall, ABEC sponsors an opportunity for state legislators to shadow a school district superintendent for a day to experience firsthand normal day-to-day activities in a school district.

    Speaker SeriesA breakfast or luncheon meeting that spotlights a nationally-recognized expert with the purpose to learn more about a specific education-related issue of significance to both business and education.


    To view more details or to register for an event, click on the event listed or search for an event.


    As a benefit, member organizations can ask to have their event listed with ABEC.  To request to have your member event listed, please submit your event details.